Women's Soccer Blanks Wilmington (Del.), 7-0, To Raise Season Record To 13-0-0
Bridgeport, Conn.-Junior Asia Pulse (New Haven, Conn.) scored a hat trick and sophomore goalie Julia Hansson (Tockfors, Sweden) made five saves to record her 10 shutout of the season, as the number one ranked University of Bridgeport women's soccer team cruised to a 7-0 home non-conference victory over the Wilmington (Del.) University Wildcats on Thursday afternoon. Bridgeport is now 13-0-0 overall on the season, and the Wildcats fall to 5-10-0 overall. Every healthy player on the Bridgeport roster saw action in the contest.
Pulse scored three goals in a row in the first half after freshman Giuana Prugger (Ortisei, Italy) gave UB a 1-0 lead with a goal in the 15th minute off assists from junior Julia Colley (Harlow, England) and senior Katie Stanley (Oxford, England).
The Purple Knights would take a 5-0 lead into the lockeroom at halftime when freshman Tessa Dunster (Stamford, Conn.) netted her first collegiate goal directly off a corner kick just over three minutes before the break.
Katie Stanley, her seventh goal of the year, and Julia Colley, her sixth goal of the season, would score in the second half for UB to make the final score 7-0.
Hansson's tenth shutout of the year is just one shy of tying the Bridgeport single season record for shutouts which stands at 11.
The Purple Knights return to action at St. Thomas Aquinas on Saturday at 12: 30 p.m. A win at STAC wraps up the top seed in the 2011 East Coast Conference Championship Tournament for UB.